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Coniophanes meridanus SCHMIDT & ANDREWS, 1936

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Peninsula Stripeless Snake
S: Lisa Peninsular 
SynonymConiophanes meridanus SCHMIDT & ANDREWS 1936
Coniophanes meridanus — BAILEY 1939: 43
Coniophanes meridanus — MCCOY 1969
Coniophanes meridanus — LINER 1994
Coniophanes meridanus — LINER 2007
Coniophanes meridanus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 178 
DistributionMexico (Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo)

Type locality: Mexico, Yucatan, Mérida.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 19427 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Allied to Coniophanes imperialis, but entirely lacking the sharply defined dorsolateral lines and ventral spots, and more reddish in general coloration; dorsal scale rows 17-15 instead of 19-17 [from SCHMIDT & ANDREWS 1936]. 
  • Bailey, J. R. 1939. A systematic study of the snakes of the genus Coniophanes. Pap. Michigan Acad. Sci. Arts Lett. 24 [1938]: 1-48. - get paper here
  • González-Sánchez, V. H., J. D. Johnson, E. García-Padilla, V. Mata-Silva, D. L. DeSantis and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The Herpetofauna of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(2): 264–380 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Köhler, Gunther; J. Rogelio Cedeño-Vázquez, Akary Myat Tun, and Pablo M. Beutelspacher-García 2017. The Chetumal Snake Census: generating biological data from road-killed snakes. Part 4. Coniophanes imperialis, C. meridanus, and C. schmidti. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(3): 528–542 - get paper here
  • Lee, J. C. 2000. A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world. Cornell University Press, Ithaca,
  • Lee, J.C. 1996. The amphibians and reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula. Comstock, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 500 pp.
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • McCoy, C. J. 1969. Snakes of the genus Coniophanes (Colubridae) from the Yucatan Peninsula, México. Copeia 1969 (4): 847-849 - get paper here
  • NAHUAT-CERVERA, PEDRO E. 2021. CONIOPHANES MERIDANUS (Peninsular Stripeless Snake). PREDATION and REPRODUCTION. Herpetological Review 52 (1): 151–152. - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K. P, & ANDREWS, E. W. 1936. Notes on snakes from Yucatán. Field Mus. Nat Hist. Zool. Ser. 20: 167-187. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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